Manchester Theatre Awards announce winners
The Lowry in Salford has won in six categories at the Manchester Theatre Awards 2011.
The awards, which have been rebranded after losing support from the Manchester Evening News, also saw the Bolton Octagon triumph in four categories and Manchester Royal Exchange in three.
Meanwhile, the Royal Exchange’s outgoing artistic director Braham Murray was recognised with a special award.
The awards in full were:
The Price, directed by David Thacker for the Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Con O’Neill, in A View From The Bridge at the Royal Exchange
Margot Leicester, in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Alan Taylor, in The Price at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Shannon Tarbet, in Mogadishu at the Royal Exchange
Best New Play
Secret Thoughts, by David Lodge at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Matthew Tennyson, in Beautiful Thing at the Royal Exchange
Best Studio Performance
Matthew Ganley, in God Wept And The Devil Laughed at The Lowry Studio
Best of the Fringe
Sherica, from Balloon Head and Shred Productions at the 24:7 Festival
Hard Times, design Judith Croft; light Nick Richings; sound Peter Rice, Library Theatre at Murrays’ Mills, Manchester
Ghost The Musical, at the Opera House
Best Visiting Production
One Man, Two Guv’nors, from the National Theatre at The Lowry
Best Actor in a Visiting Production
Rory Kinnear, in Hamlet, from the National Theatre at The Lowry
Best Actress in a Visiting Production
Sharon D Clarke, in Ghost The Musical at the Opera House
Best Special Entertainment
The Life And Death Of Marina Abramovic, for Manchester International Festival at The Lowry
The Portrait, from Opera North at The Lowry
Cinderella, from Birmingham Royal Ballet at The Lowry
Special Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre in the North West
Braham Murray, artistic director Manchester Royal Exchange
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